The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

Next ISLE Conference

International Society for the Linguistics of English

  • 17 July 2018, UCL, London
    ISLE 5, the 5th conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, will take place in London, 17-20 July 2018.

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Members of ISLE are cordially invited to announce conferences, workshops, symposia, etc. on our website in accordance with the aims of ISLE.

  • Summer School "Linguistic Theory in Second and Foreign Language Teaching"

    TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 31 - 04 September 2018
    We are inviting contributions to the participants' conference related to the general topic of the summer school. Check out the summer school website for more detail.
    Organised by TU Braunschweig

  • Using corpora in contrastive and translation studies (UCCTS 2018) 5th edition

    Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 12 - 14 September 2018
    UCCTS is a biennial international conference which aims to provide a forum for corpus-based contrastive linguistics and translation/interpretation studies.
    Organised by Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer

  • Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies

    University of Louvain, Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 12 - 14 September 2018
    Exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies
    Organised by Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer

  • English Historical Lexicography in the Digital Age: Focus on Social and Geographical Variation

    Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, 11 - 13 April 2019
    Invited keynote speakers: - Wendy Anderson (Glasgow) - Stefan Dollinger (University of British Columbia) - María F. García-Bermejo Giner (Salamanca) - Susan Rennie, independent scholar.
    Organised by Prof. Marina Dossena and Dr. Polina Shvanyukova

  • LModE-7

    Catania - SDS di Lingue e Letterature Straniere , Ragusa Ibla, Italy, 07 - 09 May 2020
    Myth-making and Myth-busting in and about Late Modern English Invited Keynote speakers: Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen), Juhani Klemola (Tampere), Linda Mitchell (SJSU)
    Organised by Proff. Massimo Sturiale, Marina Dossena, Nicholas Brownlees and Giovanni Iamartino

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